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September 17, 2014

Child Care and Development Block Grant Hits Roadblock

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., put a hold on the Child Care and Development Block Grant bill because he wants priority given to his bill that would require background checks on school employees.

September 17, 2014

Senate Education Panel Clears Education Research Bill

In the second showing of bipartisanship on education bills this week, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee passed an education research bill on voice vote.

September 17, 2014

Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Talks Waivers, Competitive Grants

In a wide-ranging interview during his recent back-to-school bus tour, the education secretary discussed a variety of topics and highlighted some of his top priorities.

September 12, 2014

Congress Strikes Deal on Child Care and Development Block Grant Overhaul

After months of negotiations, lawmakers struck a bipartisan, bicameral deal to update the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

September 12, 2014

Duncan: Waivers Did Not Prevent Congress From Updating NCLB

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat down for an interview with Education Week and talked No Child Left Behind, waivers, and Congress.

September 11, 2014

Senate to Take Up House's Education Research Legislation

The Senate will mark up reauthorization of the federal education research law next week.

September 08, 2014

Mid-Term Elections Leave Little Time for Congress to Tackle Education Measures

With Congress back from its annual summer recess, it turns to its one major task before the mid-term elections, a spending bill to avert a government shut-down.

September 04, 2014

Education a Central Theme In First North Carolina Senate Debate

In the nation's closest and most expensive senatorial campaign, U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Thom Tillis, squared off on education issues in the first of three debates.

August 22, 2014

Better Oversight Needed of Federal Program for Homeless Students, GAO Says

A Government Accountability Office report found that the federal program that ensures homeless students have access to the public education system is hampered by limited staff and resources, lack of coordination, and more.

August 14, 2014

Slim Hope for ESEA Reauthorization, Say Education 'Insiders'

The latest survey of education experts by Whiteboard Advisors reveals little confidence in the ability of Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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